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By Mike Miliard 12:00 am January 30, 2013
I was listening not long ago to All Things Considered, to a story about a new breed of 3D sensor-equipped cameras - artificial eyes, essentially, that can make out shape and form, navigating space and gauging its dimensions.
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am January 30, 2013
Kaiser Permanente has begun hiring health information technology workers for a new IT campus in Greenwood Village, Colo. Approximately 500 IT staff will be hired in the state by 2015, bringing Kaiser Permanente's total IT presence in Colorado to about 700, officials said.
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am January 30, 2013
Watertown, Mass.-based athenahealth, a provider of cloud-based EMRs, announced recently it would acquire San Mateo, Calif.-based Epocrates, a mobile health company known for its point-of-care medical apps. athenahealth will pay about $293 million in cash. It's a match hailed by the executives of both companies, and also by industry analysts, as a...
By Mary Mosquera 01:28 pm January 29, 2013
AHRQ will examine behavioral and organizational factors and their impact on health IT and workflow redesign at six practices moving to patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model.
By Mike Miliard 01:11 pm January 29, 2013
Health IT venture capital funding approached $1.2 billion, disbursed across more than 160 deals, in 2012. That dwarfs the $480 million given in 49 deals in 2011, and the 22 deals worth $211 million in 2010, according to a new report from Mercom Capital Group.
By Healthcare IT News 12:41 pm January 29, 2013
Healthcare IT News has announced the results of its fourth annual H.I.T.Men and Women Awards, honoring top leaders in healthcare information technology.
By Bernie Monegain 11:10 am January 29, 2013
Heightened competition for healthcare talent will trigger higher compensation, according to a new report, and employers are also stepping up retention efforts.
Patricia Abbott
By Diana Manos 11:01 am January 29, 2013
Mobile health is one of the more transformative developments in healthcare, according to Patricia Abbott, associate professor of nursing at the University of Michigan, School of Nursing, Division of Nursing Business and Health Systems. "The real winners will be the ones who grab on in the front end, and don't wait," she says.
By Mary Mosquera 10:02 am January 29, 2013
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has published research to help professionals with policy, technical and business-related challenges to health information exchange. These include query-based exchange, push notification, provider directories, master data management, consumer engagement and more.
unique patient identifiers
By Erin McCann 09:39 am January 29, 2013
The idea of unique patient identifiers is more than a mere concept extracted from the next dystopian novel. They could very well be reality in the not-so-distant future. The question remaining, however, is whether or not the benefits of such technology outweigh constitutional privacy and patient trust concerns. Naturally, depending on whom you ask...

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